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in the middle east, israel. an air attack across the syrian border. everyone waiting for what happens next. abc's steve global affairs correspondent martha raddatz tracking it for us tonight. martha? >> reporter: diane, this is a very significant move and clearly a red line for israel. this is what we know. officials say truckloads of dangerous weapons were being loaded from a facility in syria and then were headed for lebanon. officials say inside those trucks were fa-17s. those are very capable, mobile radar-guided surface to air missiles. israel little war planes were launched to destroy the trucks and stop them from entering lebanon before the militant group hezbollah could get their hands on them. the building where the trucks were loading and departing was also hit. hezbollah is a swosh enemy of israel. if hezbollah had gotten those missiles, it would have significantly increased their capability in any future conflict with israel. so, this was not israel getting involved in the conflict in syria, per se, it was very much israel making a preemptive strike to protect itself. but this will
unilateral sanctions against iran. and what some on the hill perceive as a lack of support for israel. >> hagel's record is very, very troubling on the nation of israel. he has not been a friend to israel. >> reporter: hagel and the white house say these are misperceptions. with hagel telling his hometown paper today, he has unequivocal, total support for israel. but he still has a lot of convincing to do on capitol hill. his confirmation is far from guaranteed and the chorus against his nomination seems to be getting louder, despite the best efforts of the white house. diane? >> all right, thank you so much, martha. and as you know, the president's other big pick today was for the man he wants to lead the cia. his white house terrorism adviser, john brennan, whose work ethic is legend. in fact, the president hailed him for standing watch over the nation and teased him about it. >> it was in the summer, august, he's in full suit and tie. and one of the reporters asked him, "don't you ever get any down time?" and john said, "i don't do down time." he's not even smiling now. >> and ther
just a small fraction of combat soldiers. in israel, just 3%. but some former officers say women will have to prove they have the physical strength to serve on the front lines. >> the combat roles, that has to be addressed, whether the standards are going to be separate. those that enter infantry or special operations units, standards are high and they are high for a reason. >> reporter: so many women have lost their lives already. 152 in the line of duty in iraq and afghanistan alone. but now, it's the actual front lines that will be wide open. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >>> and still ahead, right here on "world news," you will hear the voice that tricked a football hero. >> i just want to say good night and i'll be okay tonight. >> but was the girl on the other end of the phone actually this man? and who is he? that's next. we know all your investments may not be with fidelity, but we can still help you see your big picture. with the fidelity guided portfolio summary, you choose which accounts to track and use fidelity's analytics to spot trends, gain insights, and fi
treaty with israel, egypt helps america with stability in a dangerous region and in the fight against terror. now, with these scenes, the head of the army is warning america's friend is on the verge of collapse. they tell us their new president mohamed morsi is acting like a dictator, like the one every day egyptians overthrew, just two years ago. these are carpenters, tour guides and teachers and they believe if they don't rise up, their country will be turned into an islamic state. we are bracing for another violent night. many of the people we've spoken to here on the street say they won't let up until they get the freedoms and democracy they fought so hard for. diane? >> thanks so much, lama. >>> now, we head over to china tonight, where you can see it once again, that smog, back. and again, still beyond the ability to measure exactly how much hazardous material is in what the chinese are breathing. and there was another staggering sight, an infrastructure collapsed in guangzhou. watch. a whole complex of homes swallowed by a massive sink hole, 30 feet wide, triggered by construct
on israel. at one point, criticizing what he called thelobby. today, he took that comment back. >> i should have used another term, and i'm sorry. and i regret it. >> reporter: and hagel seemed to get confused about iran, which he called an elected, legitimate government, stating president obama's position on pursuit of nuclear weapons. hagel is likely to be confirmed, but even supporters acknowledge he didn't have a familiarly strong performance today, saying that he still needs to learn more about the pentagon, telling the committee, quote, if confirmed, i intend to know a lot more than i do. those were his exact words, diane. >> it was a bruising day. thank you so much, jonathan karl. >>> and, in alabama tonight, law enforcement officials are searching for enough wisdom to prevent a tragedy. a standoff is under way, a frightened 5-year-old boy held hostage in an underground bunker. his captor has a gun. so, what should police do next? abc's gio benitez is there. >> reporter: just beyond that line of trees, a 5-year-old boy named ethan is spending his third terrifying day in captivity. do
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